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Topic: My Big Red Muff Tutorial for a Vintage style faux fur handwarmer  (Read 30647 times)
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« on: November 26, 2008 09:27:11 AM »

What a lovely lady, and check out her muff!  I am a huge fan of muffs, and the type that always has cold hands.  Gloves and mittens just dont do it for me.  With my muff I can keep my hands warm, and when its really cold combine it with a pair of gloves and be extremely cozy.  Theyre also great for holding hands! With your hand in one end, and theirs in the other you can guide your loved one and share the warmth.

I'm going to show you how to make this really quick and easy project.  

First, all you will need for your materials is your faux fur, scissors, measuring device, marking tool (like a marker or chalk), and your sewing machine, or needle and thread.

We will mark and cut our fur into a rectangle that it 16 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Make your markings on the back side of the fur.  The shorter side should go with the nap of your faux fur, and the longer side should cut across it.  If you don't have a lot of experience working with faux fur I would like to invite you to take a look at my blog where I have a longer version of this tut with a bunch of information on faux fur, and tips on how to cut it without covering your home and yourself in fuzzy bits.  

We'll only need this one simple piece for our basic fur muff, so now let's start sewing.  
Fold the fur in half, furry side to the inside, and line up the shorter, 16 inch side.  Sew a straight seam along that edge.

Turn it right side out and look at your long fur tube.

Next, we'll start the turn the tube inside out again, but only go half way.  
start turning it like this:

We want a tube folded in half, with the fur sides against each other and the raw edges matched up.  It should look like this from the bottom:

Sew around the top of your tube, where the raw edges are lined up, but leave a generous hole to turn it through.
Turn your muff right side out through the hole you left, stitch up the hole (It doesn't have to be too neat, the fur will hide your stitches, just make sure it's closed securely.)

So that's my quick and easy muff tut.  Go ahead and make your own! It's the muff, we're bringin' it back!

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008 11:59:42 AM »

woo, thanks for the tut!! now to figure out where one acquires nice faux fur...

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008 12:29:40 PM »

I LOVE it!  Grin

So simple yet classy and beautiful! Adore your fabric too!

Thanks for the tute!


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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008 12:51:05 PM »

That's great!  I've been wondering what to make with all my extra faux fur.  If anyone wants some for a swap to make this project, let me know.

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008 04:21:09 PM »

This is great! I've been looking to buy one for years but have never found any. Now I can make my own! Thanks!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008 06:19:24 PM »

Your muff looks so warm and elegant!! The cranberry color looks striking with your hair. Thanks for the tutorial - I'm definitely going to make one. Long live the muff!
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008 08:49:03 PM »

That's fantastic!

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008 11:40:57 PM »

 Cheesy That's really awesome. I'm going to have to make one now. hehe

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008 12:33:36 AM »

mwahahaha you're SO bringing it back!!

« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008 08:54:25 AM »

I always have cold hands as well. This could be a very neat accessory to bring back. I just loooove the color of yours
thanks for the tut!

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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2008 07:46:52 PM »

Ooo, that is great!  Thanks so much for the tut.  I bought a huge box of faux fur at an auction for $5.  My dd has been asking for a pink muff and I was dreading lining it.  This method is so easy.  Thanks, again!

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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2008 08:50:14 PM »

It looks cozy and toasty and the tutorial is easy to understand. 

Thanks for sharing it!
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008 02:53:28 AM »

i might adapt this tut formy daughteras she wants one with a teddys head and arms and legs sticking out!
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2009 10:37:09 PM »

  My fiance and I are getting married in one month.  We have decided to do so outdoors, on a horse drawn sleigh.. on a very cold day!  She absolutely feel in love with your red handwarmer muff.  Her colors are a deep olive green and deep red.  We would be interested in having you make a muff for her.  She is a jewelry maker, you may trade or we could simply purchase one.
  Sincerely, Marv and Kerry
  how do we contact you to do so?
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2010 09:36:59 PM »

Off to make six of these for a wedding in three weeks. Glad it's a 'simple' tutorial. THANK YOU!

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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2010 02:00:00 PM »

Oh, we are bringing it back! I made one of these a few days ago before seeing yours. I found an incredible powder pink material and lined the sides with elastic to give a bit of a snug around my hands. I've gotten a lot of comments, some good and some bad, but i've got the warmest hands in Alaska right now so I'm happy!
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2010 05:41:44 PM »

I've found that if I make it 14" x 22" it has a nice snug fit et je l'aime!

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